“Something Better for Me”
When I came here I was completely broken, I was mired down in alcoholism, had lost my job and my husband had left me. I was about as desperate and lonely as one could be, and was thinking that perhaps ending my miserable life would be the best way to put an end to all the pain. I had not a friend in the world or any hope to speak of. Then I found this ministry online, and when it said that it was no accident, I believed it! Suddenly a small spark of hope ignited in my heart, and the more I read and followed the principles, it really started to draw me in. I became increasingly hungry for the Word, and committed myself to the restoration process.
And as predicted, people were trying to dissuade me and telling me to let go and move on. I had to closet myself with God for a good part of each day just to get by. I was plagued constantly with fear It was and still is an agonizing process at times, but slowly my faith is growing and I'm beginning to feel that peace that God has promised when we turn our lives over to Him. He is a kind and loving God, and by coming to terms with my own transgressions, the repentance and tears, I am healing!! And by completely letting go of my husband, I'm taking the time to be gentle with myself and to really lean into my God for understanding.
Until I started my journey I really struggled with the problems in my marriage and my life. I blamed my husband for all the unhappiness, it wasn't until I received instruction in the word that I realized I had been a contentious, quarrelsome woman. I had absolutely no God in my life and I let alcohol become my slave for the pain and failure I was feeling.
I couldn't understand in the beginning how to be grateful in the middle of all this turmoil, but God has given me the grace to be immensely grateful, for I know that at the end of this journey, there will be something better for me.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.In all ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Prov 3:5-6)
“Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11)
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those that love God, to those that are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
~ Angelina in Georgia
I have been praying that God's Word would saturate my life. On Monday, I was reminded that God has created an emptiness in my life that ONLY He can fill. Because of this, He led me to begin a 21-day Daniel Fast for the completion of the Rebuilding Wisdomcourse, in order to Feast upon Him and His Word. My beloved Bridegroom has not disappointed me. I have been impressed daily with how my HH is able to take theEncourager, theDevotionals, the dailyPsalms and Proverbsreadings, and my lesson and tie them altogether as if it were planned that way. Oh, wait --- It is! -- right down to the last detail.
We must each 'feed' ourselves. He will fill you; He will satisfy you.
"Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires." (Psalm 37:4 HCSB)
We were created with emptiness that ONLY He can fill.
"A person who is full tramples on a honeycomb, but to a hungry person, any bitter thing is sweet." (Proverbs 27:7 HCSB)
God's Words is SO sweet to me, even when I am being challenged and convicted. I hunger for it!
~ Barb in IndianaRESTORED Marriage Testimony: "Take My Hand"
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~ Shelly in Florida
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